The Flyers announced today that they will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season.
Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, November 20 prior to the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild, while Desjardins will join the group with a ceremony before the Thursday, February 19 game against the Buffalo Sabres.
"It's exciting to welcome Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and John LeClair into the Flyers Hall of Fame," said Flyers Chairman Ed Snider in the press release. "All three players helped define our teams in the 90s and early 2000s that went to a combined four Eastern Conference Finals and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1997. This honor is well deserved."
The Flyers selected a defenseman with their first pick for a second straight year.
The Flyers picked 18-year-old Calgary Hitmen defensman Travis Sanheim with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on Friday. Sanheim will join a group of prospects that could be the future of the Flyers blue line.
Sanheim is 6-foot-3, 189 pounds, and completed his first season with Calgary of the Western Hockey League. In 67 regular season games, Sanheim recorded five goals and 24 assists for 29 points along with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-25 rating.
The Flyers have extended the contract of forward Brayden Schenn.
The Flyers signed Schenn to a two-year, $5 million dollar deal just hours after trading winger Scott Hartnell to the Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger. Signing Schenn was one of Philadelphia's top priorities this off season.
The Flyers have traded left winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 draft on Monday.
Umberger, 32, recorded 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes in 74 regular season games this past season, his sixth with the Blue Jackets. He played three seasons for the Flyers from 2005-2008.